When Kevin Anderson takes to the court in the third round of the French Open on Friday he will not just be representing his nation but a vast continent.
Maria Sharapova started her French Open title defence with a ruthless 6-2 6-1 dismissal of Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei.
Serena Williams beat Anna Tatishvili 6-0 6-1 to emphatically book her place in the second round of the French Open.
Former champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia survived a second-set collapse to beat Croatian Petra Martic 6-1 3-6 6-3 and reach the second round of the French Open.
The full schedule for the second day at Roland Garros, with defending champion Rafa Nadal in action.
Draw for the French Open women's singles first round (prefix number denotes seeding): 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Anna Tatishvili (Georgia) Qualifier v
Round-up: Sloane Stephens fell to a surprise defeat at the hands of Peng Shuai going down 6-2 6-3 at the Brussels Open.
Round-up: China’s Zheng Jie sent top seed Caroline Wozniacki tumbling out of the Brussels Open with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win.
Round-up: Top two seeds Marion Bartoli and Tamira Paszek were bounced out of the opening round in Strasbourg in straight sets.
Serena Williams made it through to the third round of the Madrid Open with a straight-sets win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
Laura Robson claimed arguably the biggest scalp of her career with a 6-3 6-1 hammering of Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round at Madrid.
Round-up: Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open defence to seal a 7-6 6-1 win over Yulia Putintseva.
Round-up: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki suffered a shock first-round defeat to qualifier Wang Qiang at the Malaysian Open.
Heather Watson needed a third-set tie-break to get past Galina Voskoboeva in the first round in Memphis.
Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 13-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat
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